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Sprayers and spraying techniques: a manual

Author: Malik, R.K.
Author: Pundir, A.
Author: Shahnawaz Rasool Dar
Author: Singh, S.K.
Author: Singh, Ravi Gopal
Author: Shankar, P.R
Author: Singh, N.
Author: Jat, M.L.
Year: 2012
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10883/1332
Abstract: Timely application of herbicides, pesticides and fungicides (collectively called Crop Protection Products-CPP) at peak periods plays a vitalrole in ensuring better yields from a crop. The magnitude of this problem is further amplified due to shortage of labour during this time. Hence, mechanization of application is the only viable option in this scenario. Correct Equipment selection for CPP application is the most important issue we need to address for effective pest and weed control. The choice of equipment depends on its specific use and the need for a particular pest-weed control measure. Studies indicate that seventy percent of the success of CPP depends on the effectiveness of its application. In India, improper and ineffective methods of application have resulted in a tremendous waste of CPPs. This has led to the damage of non – targeted plants and has decreased CPP effectiveness while posing extensive health hazards for humans and animals alike. This makes a call for the need of a manual on CPP application technologies. This manual intends to work as a practical guide to extension workers and farmers. It aims to answer the following questions. What is the best way to apply a CPP? How do I know what nozzle to use? How do I calibrate my equipment? What are the precautions I should take before spraying? Why is it important to clean and maintain my sprayer?
Format: PDF
Language: English
Publisher: CSISA
Publisher: CIMMYT
Publisher: IRRI
Copyright: CIMMYT manages Intellectual Assets as International Public Goods. The user is free to download, print, store and share this work. In case you want to translate or create any other derivative work and share or distribute such translation/derivative work, please contact CIMMYT-Knowledge-Center@cgiar.org indicating the work you want to use and the kind of use you intend; CIMMYT will contact you with the suitable license for that purpose.
Type: Handbook
Place of Publication: New Delhi (India)
Pages: iv, 20 pages
Agrovoc: LAND
Agrovoc: METHODS
Agrovoc: SPRAYERS


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